The Global Battle Association or GBA for short is a sport-like competition where poketubers, or content creators who also do pokemon content, battle eachother in 6v6 battles.
There have been two full 'seasons' of batteling, but due to dissatisfaction among the coaches season 3 was cancelled.
Season 4 started in may 2015 with a metronome tournament to decide the draft order, where the coaches would use neutral-nature mews in a metronome 1v1.
In season 4 the way of drafting was as follows:
There are 6 tiers: OU-A (cost 180 points), OU-B(cost 140 points), BL(cost 100 points), UU(cost 80 points), RU (cost 60 points) and NU (cost 40 points).
There are 3 mega tiers: OU-A (180), OU-B (140) and BL (100).
- Each team consists of 11 pokemon, no more, no less.
- Each team gets 1000 'points'
- There must be a pokemon from each tier and a mega on your team.
- After that you have 400 points left to pick 4 pokemons, but if you decided to choose a mega from OU-B or BL, the difference in points between 180 and your pick is added to your 400.
- This is how the teams become balanced out.
The coaches change per season, the following is from season 4:
|Magni2de||Milwaukee Sawsbucks||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Shady Penguinn||New York Mankeys||New York Yankees|
|Kooper||Utah Jasmine||Utah Jazz|
|aDrive||St. Louis Rampardos||St. Louis Rams|
|Mega Mogwai||Real Marril||Real Madrid|
|Tup||Pittsburgh PiRattatas||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Gym Leader Geo||San Francisco GiEnteis||San Francisco Giants|
|Crimson CBAD||Detroit Steel Wings||Detroit Red Wings|
|Hank the Pidgey||Winnipeg Aqua Jets||Winnipeg Jets|
|Mulvone||Cincinnati Loudreds||Cincinnati Reds|
|NiPPs||Long Island Regirockies||Long Island Rockies|